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22 February 2017

Club News


22 February 2017

Bantams boss Stuart McCall has vowed that City will go on the attack in the final thirteen games of their 2016/2017 league campaign.

Ahead of Saturday's trip to Port Vale, McCall's men currently find themselves in sixth spot in the table - the final play-off position in Sky Bet League One.

With just over two months of the season to go, City's chief says his side will go into every remaining game doing all they can to claim victory.

Charlie Wyke's crowd-pleasing double against Bolton Wanderers last Saturday may have made most of the headlines but McCall was delighted with City's overall attacking display against the Whites.

McCall said: "After going with Charlie (Wyke) and Jordy (Hiwula) at Fleetwood against their three (centre halves), we decided to put three attackers against Bolton's three in defence.

"Charlie, Billy (Clarke) and Marshy (Mark Marshall) did everything we asked of them. When we were in possession, they got right up against their three and stretched them.

"Charlie was excellent in the game but there was a number of excellent performances.

"We know we must toughen up defensively but that is something we will be working on.

"If we can put in attacking displays like we did last Saturday (vs Bolton Wanderers), but strengthen up and toughen up in defence, we are still going to have a great season.

"Can we win seven games between now and the end of the season? Can we win ten games with this team? Of course we can.

"We still have absolutely everything to play for. We are aiming to try and win every game we can between now and the end of the season.

"We set up trying to win at Fleetwood and trying to win against Bolton, and we will continue to do that now.

"The lads were down not to win against Bolton but we can't wait for Port Vale now. 

"We have a great set of lads in the dressing room and great supporters in the stands.

"I'm sure both parties will be giving it their all in every game until the end of the season to get us where we want to be."

One attacker not expected to make the trip to Vale Park this Saturday is former Valiants striker Alex Jones, although McCall is pleased with the injured forward's progress.

McCall added: "Jonesy has been doing some running with our physio (Dayle Avison) but Saturday will be too soon him.

"The signs are looking promising for Alex. Hopefully he will be able to re-join training soon and will be available again before too long."

Another ex-Vale player, Mark Marshall, is recovering from the tight hamstring he picked up during the Bolton game.

Josh Cullen is currently nursing a knock from the same Bolton fixture. Both players are expected to be in contention for the Vale Park fixture though.

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